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It is Important to Get the Strategy Right - All Projects Must Follow the Strategy

Press release - Informal Meeting of Ministers responsible for Cohesion Policy/Vilnius

After the Informal Meeting of Ministers responsible for Cohesion Policy in Vilnius, Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn issued the statement: 

Commissioner Hahn visits Greece and Romania

EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn will be in Greece from 12 to 13 June 2013. The main objective of this visit is to take stock of the progress regarding structural funds implementation as well as discussions on the forthcoming funding period. The Commissioner will start his programme with a visit to the region Eastern Macedonia-Thrace and then will continue in Athens where he will meet Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Minister for Regional Development Kostis Hatzidakis.

4 points for better spending & effectiveness for Cohesion Policy to deliver growth & jobs

At the Informal Council in Nicosia, on 6 November, Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn presented 4 points for better spending and effectiveness for Cohesion Policy to deliver growth and jobs: •Endorse the ‘better spending agenda’: (i.e.. clear, measurable and transparent objectives, focused investments, ex-ante conditionalities); •Cohesion Policy investments must be closely linked to the European semester; •A credible budget.The Commission opposes budget cuts; •Increased coordination and political accountability on every level;

Commissioner Johannes Hahn visits Danube region from 27 June to 1 July to take stock of progress

One year after the launch of the Danube Strategy, Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn is making a tour of the region to meet those who are putting the plan into action. He will discuss how to accelerate implementation of the Strategy which can be an important instrument in creating jobs and growth. The trip is also an opportunity for him to see at first-hand the progress being made through macro-regional cooperation, and to raise awareness, at political and public level, of the added value of the strategy.

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